The General Director of the Organizing Committee of the XXIV Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023, Dinora Acevedo, presented to councillors and directors from San Salvador’s City Hall the plan for the sporting event, which begins on June 23rd.
Acevedo provided an introduction on the history of the games and then explained in detail how the organization of the event is progressing, which is expected to host delegations from 37 countries and approximately 4,500 athletes.
The municipality of the capital plays a non-delegable role in the games as host city, so it is expected to receive a valuable collaboration in matters such as solid waste disposal, street lighting and patching, maintenance of green areas, and management of informal businesses, among others.
«We are here to present the plan so they can get immersed into details, to join our worktables and be able to develop the games in the best way», said Acevedo, who was accompanied by Lucrecia de Calderón and Paola Alvarenga, General Secretary and Director of Planning, respectively.
After hearing the plan, Councilwoman Michell Castro delegated personnel to integrate the different inter-institutional working groups: health safety, culture, solid waste disposal, logistics and volunteering.
It is important to mention that the Solid Waste Management Department of the City Hall has already advanced the garbage management plan at the University of El Salvador, which will function as the Central American and Caribbean Village.
For her part, Councilwoman and President of the Municipal Institute of Sports and Recreation (IMDER), Monica Fuentes, said she is in favor of providing the necessary support “to make the games a success”.
Directors from main City Hall departments were invited to the presentation of COSSAN2023’s plan: Urban Development, Solid Waste, Civil Protection, CAM, Health, Social Development, Historic Center and Communications.